Developing Personal Identity and Character Chapter 3 Lesson #2

Personal Identity
and Character
Chapter 3
Lesson #2
Pages 72-77
Developing a Positive Identity
• Objective 1: Identify how personal
identity describes who you are.
• Objective 2: Identify and describe the
traits of good character.
• Objective 3: Describe the ways to
develop a healthy identity.
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Your Personal Identity
(pg. 178)
• Personal Identity
– Your sense of yourself as a unique
• How your Identity Forms;
– Likes and dislikes
– Your relationships and experiences with family and
– With age, develop your own opinions
– Values and beliefs
– May have a role model: someone whose success or
behavior serves as an example to you.
– Occupational goals
– Relationship expectations
Importance of
good character
• Character: The distinctive
qualities that describe how a
person thinks, feels, and behaves.
• Good character is an outward
expression of inner values.
• A person with good character
demonstrates core ethical
values (responsibility, honesty,
and respect).
Traits of good
• Trustworthy: Honest, loyal,
and reliable
• Respect: Considerate to others
and accept their differences.
Treat others with care & respect
• Responsibility: Think before you
act and consider the
consequences. You don’t blame
others for your actions
• Fairness: play by the rules, take
turns, and share. You’re open
minded and listen to others
Good Character
• Caring: Kind and compassionate.
Express gratitude and are
forgiving toward others. Help
people in need.
• Citizenship: Advocate for a safe
and healthy environment at
school and in the community.
You take interest in the world
around you. Obey the rules and
laws and show respect for
What it takes to Gain a
Healthy Identity (pg. 75)
– 1) Recognize your strengths and
• Take pride in your strengths and accomplishments
• Set goals for accomplishing your weaknesses
– Activity: Partner up and list 3 different
strengths you feel your partner has
– List 3 of your weaknesses. THEN, what are
you doing to improve your weakness?
– 2) Demonstrate positive values
• Guide your actions and influence the decisions
you make. Ex: show honesty, comfort a sad
friend, being trustworthy, etc.
– Activity: Share a story with your partner when
you demonstrated one of your positive values
and how you felt afterwards.
Healthy Identity
– 3) Develop a purpose in your life
• Framework for your mental health as your grow
• Sense of purpose = goals and achieving them
– Activity: Share one long term goal with your
partner and WHY you want to achieve it. Will
the why bring you happiness? Discuss.
- 4) Form meaningful relationships
• Helps develop a sense of purpose in your life
• Helps build confidence and a sense of security or
– Activity: Share with your partner how a person
can be a positive influence on you and how
they could be a negative influence on you.
Healthy Identity
• 5) Avoid unhealthy risk behaviors
– A normal part of life, helps define and develop you
– Healthful risk-taking has a positive effect on
developing who you are as a person
– Unhealthy risks can be dangerous
• 6) Contribute to the community
– Provides services and resources to meet your needs
– Giving back gives you a sense of accomplishment
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